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Apple to issue replacement iPad if battery dies

Owners required to pay £70 replacement charge

Apple has revealed it will issue customers with a new iPad if the battery in their original device needs replacing.

Like the batteries in Apple's other devices, such as iPods, the iPad's battery can not be removed from its sealed case.

Usually, if the battery in one of Apple's devices fails, the company asks the owner to take the device to one of its Service Centres, where the battery will be replaced.

However, according to Apple's website, iPad owners will be issued with a new slate PC, although a charge will be incurred.

"If your iPad requires service due to the battery's diminished ability to hold an electrical charge, Apple will replace your iPad for a service fee", the website reads.

US residents will be required to pay $105.95 (£70) for a replacement iPad. However, Apple has not revealed the cost in the UK yet.

Unfortunately, Apple revealed the new iPad would not "contain any of your personal data", so you'll need to sync your iPad with iTunes, ensuring contacts, calendars, email account settings, bookmarks, apps, etc are backed up.

Apple added that "is not responsible for the loss of information when servicing your iPad".

See also: Apple iPad pre-orders begin today

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